Wednesday 26 July 2017

Force with Garda as Cleary sends Cork IT crashing out

Garda College 0-8 Cork IT 0-3 Independent.ie Sigerson Cup

Cork Institute of Technology players and coaching staff leave the field dejected Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Cork Institute of Technology players and coaching staff leave the field dejected Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a fixture that will live long in the memory but Garda College won't mind after giving themselves a crack at revenge when they face Ulster University in Round 2.

Garda cruised to a five-point victory against Cork IT on a wintry afternoon in Templemore and their reward is a repeat of last year's corresponding game against UUJ, who won by nine points on that occasion.

Eoin Lavers of Cork Institute of Technology in action against Peadar Morris of Garda College Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Eoin Lavers of Cork Institute of Technology in action against Peadar Morris of Garda College Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

CIT were wasteful and ill-disciplined. Midway through the first half, they were three points behind and already forced into two changes after black cards for Jason Lonergan and Dan Daly.

It took until the 27th minute for CIT, with the aid of the breeze, to register their opening point and at half-time, they were 0-3 to 0-1 adrift after registering ten wides.

Garda continued to dominate in the second half, helped by their ability to win marks.

Points from Limerick's Seamus O'Carroll (two), Clare star Eoin Cleary and Longford midfielder Darren Gallagher opened up a 0-7 to 0-1 advantage before CIT scored raised just their second white flag with nine minutes left.

Peter Kelleher of Garda College in action against Daniel Meaney of Cork Institute of Technology Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Peter Kelleher of Garda College in action against Daniel Meaney of Cork Institute of Technology Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Kieran Murphy rattled the Garda crossbar late on and before the winners lost substitute Teddy Doyle to a red card for a second bookable offence.

Scorers - Garda College: S O'Carroll, E Cleary, T McDaniel (1f) 0-2 each, B Murphy, D Gallagher 0-1 each. Cork IT: K Fahey, E Lavers, B Coakley (f) 0-1 each.

GARDA - S Murphy; S O'Malley, G Petit, J Morris; B Kane, T Featherstone, P Morris; B Murphy, D Gallagher; S O'Carroll, A Thormey C Fitzmaurice; E Cleary, P Kelleher, T McDaniel. Subs: T Doyle for Fitzmaurice (47), K Tarrant for J Morris (47), G Ennis for Cleary (58), K Nugent for P Morris (60).

CIT - C Madden; B Sugrue, D Daly, S Daly; P O'Sullivan, K Fahey, E Lavers; I O'Callaghan, D Meaney; J Lonergan, K Murphy, S O'Sullivan; D O'Donoghue, C O'Keeffe, Mark Collins. Subs: Martin Collins for Lonergan (BC 8), C Ó Murchú for D Daly (BC 15), B Coakley for O'Donoghue (inj., 30+2), M Lordan for P O'Sullivan (36), E O'Sullivan for S O'Sullivan (41), C Kingston for Lavers (49).

Ref - J Hickey (Carlow)

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